'Stane Dyke' 160 Sheaffes Rd, Kembla Grange NSW

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Key Details
  • About The Project

    The Kembla Grange Estate, is situated in a picturesque valley, nestled at the bottom of the Illawarra escarpment. Heritage 21 was approached by the developer Robert Molino from MGR Group to provide heritage advise in relation to the sandstone cottage called ‘Stane Dyke’. Firstly, Heritage 21 established the necessary curtilage around the cottage and secondly, Heritage 21 paired all the documentation for the conservation and repair of the cottage.

  • What was done

    The site was divided up into approx. 350 residential lots some of which are under construction as this in written, Stane Dyke provides the focal point of the sub-division but because of its state of disrepair, much work was required to conserve the building. This was duly done and all conservation works were completed in 2019.

  • Time frame

    Approx 12 years from the first stage which was to advise the original owners of the land in relation to a probable curtilage around Stane Dyke. 2007

Services provided
  • Curtilage analysis
  • Statement of Heritage Impact (3 separate statements)
  • Liaison with council, client and owner
  • Schedule of Conservation's Works
  • Onsite Heritage Architect
  • Heritage Certification
Why was the work undertaken?

For purposes of subdivision into approx. 350 residential lots, it was necessary to establish conservation policies in relation to the sandstone building that was constructed in the 1900s and physically moved from higher up the hill to its current position in the 1930s. Primarily, Heritage 21 establish the curtilage around the heritage listed building in order to gain council approval which was successful. Secondly, due to the poor state of disrepair in relation to Stane Dyke, Heritage 21 produced a schedule of conservation works to faithfully restore the sandstone cottage and bring it up to current lifestyle expectations. This was duly done.

Who was the work completed for?

The developer Robert Molino from MGR Group


A very positive outcome was achieved to the sandstone cottage and its visual curtilage around the building including selected landscaping features, sandstone conservation and the revitalisation of the cottage to meet current lifestyle expectations.

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What our clients
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“'I have had some involvement with Heritage 21 in working through the design and documentation currently taking place at the Exchange Hotel in Balmain, and have appreciated the ability to provide recommendation on potential design outcomes that are able to be supported as consistent with heritage requirements' ”

Liam Corr
Registered Architect

“It has also been a pleasure working with Paul and your team on this project. To be honest, I had not done heritage projects before and it was only through Paul and your team’s guidance that allowed me to complete this project at a high standard. I am now confident in doing heritage projects like this and I look forward to the next project that we can work on together. Again, thank Paul and Divya patience and professional advice throughout the process. ”

Eddie Lam

“Really appreciate the help in responding the RFIs. I acknowledge all the work that was required and that you put into that report. Maddocks said you made their job easy! ”

Max Symonds
Development Manager - Metro Property Development

“Just as client-side project manager for Honey Insurance, I would to let you know that it has been a very positive experience and appreciate your quick responses and quality of work from you and your organisation thus far. ”

Nick Maric
Project Management

“I just wanted to share the good news that Canterbury-Bankstown Council has decided to withdraw the development control order issued to our client. The report you prepared was pivotal in this decision by the Council. Many thanks to you, Paul and the team for your work on this. ”

Anna Lindeman-Jones
Senior Associate - Addisons

“I'd like to thank Paul and Lauren for their dedication, persistence and well thought through support and substantiation of the design merits of our development proposal; it is no easy feat to have a new building approved in a heritage conservation area, and particularly adjacent to heritage items. ”

Tim McLachlan
Development Manager

“I consider that we have a well prepared case that has been cogently articulated by Paul and Michael. It is a fraught experience for us, however we do appreciate the input from top professionals such as Paul ”

Richard Mann
Registered Architect

“Hi team at Heritage 21 I just wanted to say thanks for all your hard work on Mosman and being so responsive etc. One of our team recommended you and I have been very happy with the service provided. ”

Di Jones
Principal - Linked Project Management

“We would also like to take a quick moment to thank you all for your contribution to the project and we will update you on any developments as necessary”

Jose Serrao
Registered Architect

“Dear Heritage 21 team, I am please to advise that all the work prepared by your team has satisfied council’s contentions. We definitely know who to come to next time for heritage matters. ”

Andres Caceres
Level 33

“Thank you for all your work preparing this Statement of Heritage. I sat down yesterday and had a good read cover to cover, and felt very appreciative of your level of research and detailed consideration of our requirements.”

Varuna', Katoomba

“Just wanted to let you know, Council agreed with us in our application to reinstate the front facade! I am so excited. I wanted to thank you for all your help in getting this across the line. ”

Jane Frawley

“It has been a pleasure to work with you and your team as well!”

Holding Redlich

“Dear Heritage 21 team - This is an excellent result, thank you for all your work.”

Sevda Cemil

“Sites with heritage values present great opportunities, however often can be easily derailed if clear, concise and timely advice is not provide at the earliest stages of site planning. I have worked with Heritage 21 over numerous projects across Sydney and have found them to be valuable project partners in the development process. ”

Vince Hardy
Urban Planning Consultant, Cityscapeplanning+projects

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